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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Store de force: Kapok

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:40pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Launched in 2006 by former investment banker Arnault Castel, the brand has grown from one store to become a mini design empire, writes Christopher DeWolf Kapok Why "Kapok"? "It's the name of a tall tree that provides a home for other plants and animals, and that's what we want to do for people here- give them a place where they can meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1404775/store-de-force-kapok
  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & BEAUTY

    Style Confessions: Baptiste Guédez

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by AMANDA KHO

    ... Text and photos by Amanda Kho The French expat took a break from his pursuits in the music industry in 2008 to start a career in apparel at Kapok. With an eye for classic items, one of his recent ventures includes co-founding pocket watch company, MMT Baptiste Guédez Red Kapok hat This is Kapok's first ever cap, in Japanese cotton canvas. Mismo backpack From Denmark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1544748/style-confessions-baptiste-guedez
  3. Local designers get shelf space in new Kapok outlet

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen It was two celebrations in one last Thursday. Arnault Castel (below) threw open the doors of his second Kapok store, selling cool knick-knacks and gifts, on Sun Street in Wan Chai. The shop also hosted a launch party for local graphic design studio Whitespace's new Greyscale line of stationery. 'When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704000/local-designers-get-shelf-space-new-kapok-outlet
  4. Never mind the kapoks- but do stand by for Typhoon Lion Rock

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Thailand has rejected Hong Kong's suggestion of 'Kapok' for the name of a typhoon- because it sounds like a Thai slang word for an intimate part of the male ... 'Delegates from Thailand rejected Kapok because they thought it sounds like another word in Thai, which refers to something bad and indecent,' the Hong Kong Observatory's senior scientific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526797
  5. Character and price key to Kapok hotel survival

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Resources, through its property development arm China Resources (Shenzhen), started its Hotel Kapok boutique hotel chain in Shenzhen the outlook is promising. 'We have invested 100 million yuan in Kapok Shenzhen and it has made a profit since the first year of operation,' China Resources (Shenzhen) vice-general manager Yu Linkang said. 'The occupancy at Kapok Shenzhen is always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582549/character-and-price-key-kapok-hotel-survival
  6. Typhoons blowing through HK may be named Tai chi, Kapok

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Tai chi and Kapok may soon be the names of tropical cyclones blowing through Hong Kong, if they are accepted by the UN's international Typhoon Committee. The terms ... was nominated eight times, while Kapok won nine nominations. Student Jacklynn Chan, 24, who was one of the winners awarded a certificate and trophy yesterday, said he chose tai chi because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501876/typhoons-blowing-through-hk-may-be-named-tai-chi-kapok
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - FASHION & BEAUTY

    Behind the label: Berayah

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by MARSIA CANNON

    ... summer wardrobe staple. The Day and Night dress (above left; HK$1,680), though understated, would stand out in any crowd. Where can you get it? Berayah is available at Kapok, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1539662/behind-label-berayah
  8. Shop talk for designers and artists

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Lifestyle-and-gift store Kapok hosted a party to celebrate its second shop, in Sun Street, Wan Chai. The occasion also saw local graphic studio Whitespace preview a line ... included Whitespace founder Danielle Huthart, Kapok owner Arnault Castel, Davena Mok, Marika Nanni, Jarl Borthwick, Rachel Bourke and Richard Dobson. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706051/shop-talk-designers-and-artists
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    'Curated retail' stores are proving popular, but many face high rents

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Abid Rahman

    ... It feels like we are working for landlords  "I like the term 'select shop'," says Arnault Castel, founder of Kapok, one of the best examples of this new trend in fashion ... in recent years. Established in 2006, Kapok has boomed in the past two years, and is rapidly expanding its retail footprint. "We have five locations in Hong Kong, and we are opening a sixth one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1508343/curated-retail-stores-are-proving-popular-many-face-high
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    The goods

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Abid Rahman

    ... that playful beat-up look, comes in lots of colours and is pretty much indestructible. The cases are priced from HK$1,980 to HK$2,680, depending on size. Crash Baggage is available at Kapok, 3 Sun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540172/goods

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